About Family Day

Join Us For Family Day at the Fest!

Family Day at the New Orleans Book Festival is a free, family-centered event that includes a lively and dynamic schedule of author readings, book-related activities, and a free book distribution.

Family Day at the Fest will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2025. More details about Family Day will be posted in the months leading up to the festival. 

Family Day Programming

Family Day at the Fest includes a diverse selection of local and national authors who will do live readings and sign books throughout the day. Children will find something that appeals to all reading levels, backgrounds, and reading interests. 

Literacy Partners

Each year, the festival is partners with a wide range of local community organizations who provide programming during Family Day at the Fest. Previous partners include:

  • 826 New Orleans
  • Books and Brains with the Tulane Brain Institute
  • Children’s Hospital New Orleans
  • City Year New Orleans
  • Geaux Girl! Magazine
  • Jefferson Parish Library
  • Kid smART
  • Krewe of Dolly
  • Krewe of Muses
  • Learning and Brain Development Lab
  • Louisiana Children's Museum
  • New Orleans Public Library
  • Office of Youth and Families
  • One Book One New Orleans
  • Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)
  • StemNola
  • Strong City
  • The Center for Literacy & Learning
  • The Stone Center
  • Tulane Libraries
  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans

Sponsors & Partners 

Family Day is made possible through the generosity of our partners and sponsors: Amazon, Scholastic, Ochsner Children’s Hospital and the City of New Orleans Office of Youth and Families.

Questions should be directed to bookfest@tulane.edu.

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